Bookmark Kaumudi Online  Bookmark this site  Editor@Kaumudi  |  Marketing  Print Advt rates  |  Calendar 2012        Go!    
 
 
March 06, Friday 2015 8:11 AM       

       HEADLINES: Rema to lead RMP State agitation                                              India trying to muzzle free speech: gangrape docu filmmaker                                              US envoy to South Korea slashed on face with a razor                                              Facing storm, Clinton seeks release of emails to public                                              Musharraf kept Kayani in dark about Kargil plan                                              Lanka suspends China port city project                                              Bangladesh beat Scotland by six wickets                                              Ashwin plays trouble-shooter after Virat episode                                              I like challenging attacking players like Gayle: Ashwin                                              Ambrose tells Windies pacers to be disciplined against India                                              Kaumudi Facebook
       MOVIES Next Article: Lakshmi Rai denies using special flight  
       No one is my buddy in Bollywood, says Bipasha
 
         Posted on :16:37:00 Apr 12, 2012
   
A A
       Last edited on:16:37:00 Apr 12, 2012
         Tags: no, buddy, bollywood, Bipasha
 

Even after completing a decade in the industry, actress Bipasha Basu says she has no close friends in Bollywood. The 33-year-old actress says she has her own reservations when it comes to approaching a filmmaker for a role.

"If I meet someone at a function, I do say hello. I am cordial to all. However, I can't pick up the phone next morning and propose to plan a film together. A lot of this is also due to the fact that no one is my buddy in Bollywood. I know that for some out there this does count. Nothing wrong with that but then that's just not me," Bipasha told reporters.

"On my speed dial, there is no one from the industry. When a role is offered and it is good enough then I do that. Otherwise I wait for the next right opportunity," she added.

However, in the cut throat competition that prevails in Bollywood, doesn't she feel that she could be losing out on movies?
"Possibly, but then as I said, it's a conscious call. I haven't created such equations because I am not comfortable doing that. I can't see myself saying that 'Hey, we are friends so give me a role in your film.'

"I am friends with people around me but not friendly enough to start bargaining with them or emotionally blackmail them. Ultimately it's a good film that counts and when that comes to me, I give it a go ahead. It is as simple as that," said Bipasha. After 'Players', her 'Jodi Breakers' hasn't succeeded either but Bipasha defends her decision to work with director Ashwini Chaudhary.

"I trusted Ashwini's sensibilities when I met him. As for critical acclaim and commercial gains, it is futile to discuss that. Sometimes really bad films get a lot of critical acclaim while really good films are not watched by many. It is sheer bad luck that results in the downfall of certain films."

However, it wasn't just the luck factor that played spoilsports with 'Players'. The film just didn't manage to find an audience despite being well promoted.

"Everyone knows that it was a very expensive film to pull through. As much as we would have wanted, it would have been difficult to recover the costs involved. Also the timing of the film went wrong. We may have had a fair chance if we would have come at some other time. Reality is that it didn't do well so no excuses there.

"It is impractical to release a film immediately after the New Year’s weekend. People get back to work after an extended holiday season and can't be expected to step into theatres soon enough," said Bipasha.

She is happy with some takeaways from both her films. "I managed to step into a different zone with 'Jodi Breakers' and audience saw a different side of my persona there. On the other hand in case of 'Players' when people were so harsh on the film as well as other people involved, I got some good reviews. That was heartening enough."

A A
       MOVIES
Next Article: Lakshmi Rai denies using special flight
 
 
MOVIES HEADLINES
Nadiya Kollapetta Rathri in Tamil  
Asif Ali, Biju Menon in Rajesh Nair’s film  
Amala Paul in Haiku  
Not in rat race to become heroine  
Miya’s Anarkali  
Next is, Bollywood project  
Andrea not in Mammootty film  
Dileep, Biju Menon team up  
Vijay Yesudas to play cop  
First music video of 'Oru Vadakkan Selfie' released  
Shriya in Hindi ‘Drishyam’  
Anushka comes with ‘Size Zero’  
Shah Rukh to romance Waluscha De Sousa  
Vellimoonga to be remade in Tamil  
Simram again comes to dazzle  
Anoop to script for Priyadarshan  
‘Shooting’ days in Thiruvananthapuram  
Anushka has no time for Salman  
Pranav to be in front of the camera soon  
Got what I wished, says Honey Rose  
Nayanthara opposite Vikram  
Janani as journalist  
Appavum Veenjum: Reshma instead of Ragini  
Mammootty in Tamil film  
Dileep again in Tamil after 13 years  
 
Is there substance in PC George's allegations against DGP?
Yes
 
No
 
Don't Know
 
 
 
Home Kerala India World Business Sports Sci&Tech Education Automobile CityNews Movies Environment Letters 
© Copyright keralakaumudi Online 2011  |  Reproduction in whole or in part without written permission is prohibited.
Head Office Address: Kaumudi Buildings, Pettah P.O, Trivandrum - 695024, India.
Online queries talk to Deepu Sasidharan, + 91 98472 38959 or Email deepu[at]kaumudi.com
Customer Service -Advertisement Disclaimer Statement   |  Copyright Policy